Genevieve N. Taylor

Genevieve is a Legacy principal who practices in the areas of Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Adult Guardianship. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1998, Genevieve was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1999.

Genevieve works in all aspects of trust and estate planning and administration.  Her services to clients include crafting estate plans, preparing applications for probate or administration and advising executors, trustees and beneficiaries in contentious and non-contentious matters.  Genevieve has authored numerous papers in the area of wills, estates, trusts and adult guardianship and is a frequent speaker on these topics.  She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (Trusts and Estates) and Lexpert.

Professional Memberships and Associations
  • Member, Law Society of B.C., since 1999
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, since 1999 including Wills and Trusts, Civil Litigation, Taxation sections and Women Lawyers Forum, Chair of Vancouver Wills and Trusts 2006-2007
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association, since 1999
Publications (including)
  • Annotated Estates Practice, Updated Annually for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (Co-Author)
  • Probate and Estate Administration Practice Manual, Updated Annually for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (Co-Author)
  • British Columbia Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, Update Annually for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (Co-Author)
  • “To Be or Not To Be” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C., annually)
  • “Life Interests” (Presenter and Co-Author, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2015)
  • “Estate Planning for Blended Families” (Presenter and Co-Author, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015)
  • “Probate Fees Avoidance” (Presenter and Co-Author, Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C., 2015)
  • “Proactive Drafting Tips for Trusts in Family Law” (Author, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2015)
  • “Your Practise Under WESA” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C., 2014)
  • “Trusts and the Family Law Act – Update” (Author, Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C., 2014)
  • “Discretionary Trusts: Tips and Tools for the Family Business” (Author, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2014)
  • “Advanced Tax and Estate Planning for the Family Business – Utilizing Trusts:  Tools and Tips for the Family Business” (Author, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2013)
  • “The Wills, Estates and Succession Act: Overview of Legislative Change” (Author, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2013)